When To Call the EMS (Emergency Medical Services )
Emergency Medical Services is a system of trained medical professionals who handle out of hospital emergencies. EMS is linked to a nationwide emergency number and in the United States, that number is 911.
When to call the EMS
Call the EMS when your child
Needs immediate medical attention.
Has difficulty breathing or unable to speak .
Has a fever associated with abnormal ABCs (appearance, breathing and circulation)
Skin turns blue pink or purple
Unresponsive or decreased responsiveness
A child is acting less or is much less withdrawn
Increasing or severe pain everywhere
A large volume of blood in the stool
A child with a severe stiff neck, fever and headache
A child who is significantly dehydrated (sunken eyes, not making tears or urinating , lethargic )
Suddenly spreading purple or red rash
Hot or cold weather injuries such as frostbite , heat exhaustion )
Multiple children affected by injury or serious illness at the same time.
Seizures which is Rhythmic jerking of arms and legs and a loss of responsiveness
Anytime you believe your child needs immediate medical treatment